"I write this after many months of talking about the possibility of going to a
paperless solution. Within 2 weeks I will embark on the trail of my first
transaction with at least minimal paper by buying a HP 2710 Tablet Computer."
This was one of my first posts on Active Rain. I have been using the
HP 2710 Tablet for almost a year now. For those of you considering going
this route, I will give you my opinion on using it every day.
I find I learn something every time I use the tablet. Buyers and sellers
love the technology. Although they feel uncomfortable using the digital
pen to sign lots of forms, it is great for the occasional document that
needs to be completed. The digital pen has a button on the side of it
that acts like a right click and clients feel like they might cause a
problem if they accidentally push it. It just locks up the screen,
annoying but no big deal.
The biggest issue is when I send a form from my system to another
and the receiving computer has an older version of Adobe than I have.
It will show the signatures or additions to the document on the screen
but when you print the document, they don't show up on the printed
version. I'm sure this will be corrected eventually. In the future I believe
we will be using this technology every day but for now, it is the exception.
Using the tablet in presentations, especially a listing situation with the
air card to connect to the web, I can show my clients what we do for
them on-line. Along with the power point presentation, this high tech
approach does make the client feel like we offer more than the competition.
I would recommend using the Tablet computer for everyday real estate.
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